He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of Brooklin Masonic Lodge No. 704 F&AM.
Visitation is today, Sept. 3, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in New Horizon Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Bruce LeVan will officiate.
Parsons was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Rosa Parsons; and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Parsons.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Shirley J. Parsons; his children, Ken Parsons (Cindy), Terry Parsons (Pam), Renea Parker and Misty Mason (Doug); his grandchildren, Michael and Jeffrey Parsons, Melissa Parker, Adam Parker (Kayla), Lindsay Patterson (Andrew), Kelsie Parsons and Ashley Bussey; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Arlin Parsons (Jean); several other family members; and a host of friends.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.newhorizonmemorial.com
New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; (205) 648-2323